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What’s the plan for planning reform?

13 min listen

With the Conservatives still taking stock after their loss in the recent by-election, it seems the governments ambitions for planning reform are now firmly under the microscope.

‘When you speak to these MPs… they are absolutely convinced that planning reform is dead’
– Katy Balls 

And on what would have been ‘freedom day’, there are reports that the powers at be don’t think they’ll have to extend restrictions again (we’ve heard that one before).

‘If they don’t hit July 19th they would have major political and I would suggest economic problems too because I think that would create a real loss of confidence about when the UK would ever re-open fully.’
–  James Forsyth

Isabel Hardman is joined by James Forsyth and Katy Balls.

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